Episode 14: Where oh where has my knitting mojo gone?

Episode 14

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Finished Objects

  1. Nothin’

WIPS

  1. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpiller. I’m participating in TeaKnits Podcast’s Ambah O’Brien KAL. Here’s where I’m at.
  2. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK 
  3. Lace Head Kerchief by Lucy H Lee worked on US 7s in Cascade Ultra Pima in Turquoise. Not too far into it yet.
  4. Classic Granny Square Blanket by Kelly McClure. I’m using 5 shades of cascade 200 superwash as my colors (seafoam heather,  spring bud, emerald city,  magenta and amethyst. I think it’s working up super cute.
  5. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson, which I frogged. I used a knitpurlhunter tutorial and this video by Very Pink Knits.  This is actually a series that and I skipped several of these which were more about how to knit socks and less something weird you have to do for magic loop.

Disaster of Epic Proportion

Coasters pattern by Berroco using Noro Kureopatora in colorway 1021

On Deck

  1. On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio. Be careful to watch the sizing.
  2. F Bomb by Jennifer Spock-Rank. Can anyone say Christmas pressies?

Retail Therapy

  1. Lemonade Shop in Witch Please (mint, purple, grey and white with speckles) and Sweater Weather (orange yeloow pink and then a bunch of smaller blue and grey and others) in the basic sock yarn which is a 75/25 merino/nylon blend. I

New Things

100 days of walking–17 days in!

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Stash!!! And are you participating in the StashDash by the KnitGirllls

Episode 13: Help a sister out

Episode 13

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Finished Objects

  1. Smooth Operator Socks in Frabjous Fibers Queen of hearts in So Bright and Sticky. and Heels and toes with Heritage sock in Anis

WIPS

  1. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpiller
  2. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund
    1. Ella Ray DK from my frogged Guernsey Wrap.

On Deck

  1. More socks–Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean colorway from Gnomeacres i
  2. A blanket. Mason-Dixon modern Log Cabin? Or something crocheted?
  3. Coasters pattern by Berroco using Noro Kureopatora in colorway 1021.
  4. Do-rag?

Retail Therapy

  1. Some of complimentary contrast heel and toe yarn from Heritage Paints. Iris, Cotton Candy and grey
  2. Manos del Uruguay Fino (light fingering 70/30 merino/silk) in Corsage
  3. Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (DK same 70/30 merino/silk blend) in Mermaid (greens, yellows, greys and purples) and Abalone  (creams, greys, greens and purples) probably destined to be ZigZack scarf by Christie Kamm

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Wingspan–gone baby, gone. The Leftie by Martina Behm for that yarn at some point

New Things

100 days of walking

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Help a sister out?

 

Peace out:

 

That’s it for me. I hope you have enjoyed the show. I hope you have an absolutely fantastic week and that life is good to you and you are good to yourselves and that your knitting makes you happy.

 

Episode 12: Caterpillar Girl

Episode 12

  1. Welcome: Please find my latest episode hereAlso, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure. Turned out cute
  2. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund. Amazing.

WIPS

  1. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat
    1. Springy and humming along.
    2. Frabjous Fibers: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpillar.
  2. Smooth Operator take (2) or (3)? In Frabjous Fibers Queen of hearts in So Bright and Sticky. 80/10/10 and Heels and toes with Heritage sock in Anis 75/25.
    1. inch or so away from toe.
  3. No progress on Fruit Loop sock this week or Yarnia

Retail Therapy

Beach Street Knitting Society series and Stitch N Bitch Nation for my birthday. I’d love some good recs for some pattern books and other staples. Half.com is your friend people.

Also yarny goodness. Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpillar (inspired my title toady and Caterpillar Girl is a very fun song from The Cure from way, way, way back when :))

Languish Anguish

Simply Familiar by Francoise Danoy using a cheshire cat multipack in reds.

Rants and Raves

Rant–Travel. Noisy hotels. And how is it possible it’s April 15? And I’ve had to mow TWICE!!!!!

Rave-No travel for awhile now until at least July, maybe August!!!  Good friends and celebrations

Deep Thoughts

Circles of women friends and other friends

 

Episode 11: So Sticky Sweet and a Doggy Saga

Episode 11: So Sticky Sweet and a Doggy Saga

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Finished Objects

Nothing to see here folks, move along.

WIPS

  1. Fruit Loop sock by Kristi Geraci–One sock is done
  2. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure–I almost rushed to finish it today
  3. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund–So, i’m done with the bodice
  4. Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson. New cast on in Frabjous Fibers Queen of hearts in the So Bright and Sticky colorway with heels and toes in Heritage sock in Anis colorway.  It is working up so beautifully
  5. Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. This was my frog using Cascade Heritage Paint Sock base in colorway Koi Pond.

On Deck

More socks?

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist

Do rags

Claudja by Cirilia Rose

Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden (maybe in Madeline Tosh Light in Stargazing)

Spring shawl? Maybe Albuquerque Nights by Casapinka? Or Miss Babs Keira Smurf and Turf, or really anything I picked up in Denver last month.

 

Languish Anguish

Simply Familiar by Francoise Danoy using a cheshire cat multipack in reds.

Rants and Raves

Rant: Travel and estimates

Rave–Friends who really get you!

Deep Thoughts

To dog or not to dog

 

Episode 10: I’m a Knitting Goddess, At Least for Today

Episode 10: I’m a Knitting Goddess, At Least for Today

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Finished Objects

  1. A nice ribbed sock by Glenna C.

WIPS

  1. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  2. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure
  3. Fruit Loop sock by Kristi Geraci
  4. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund.
    1. Yarn Harlot: How to fix your cables wonderful blog post

On Deck

More socks?

Jimmies by Amy Miller

OMG Heel by Megan Williams

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist

Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden

Do rags

Claudja by Cirilia Rose

Kri-Kerchief by Greenkri

Rants and Raves

Rant: Shorthanded at work.

Rave–Landscaping!

Deep Thoughts

Fundamental Fairness and Attitude Adjustments

 

Episode 9: I Need a Sock Win Y’all

Episode 9: I Need a Sock Win Y’all

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Finished Objects

  1. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson. 

WIPS

  1. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  2. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure in Crystal Palace Sausalito in the colorway Hibiscus (80/20 merino/nylon blend)
  3. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund.
  4. Fruit Loop sock by Kristi Geraci using Manos del Uruguay alegria in Rambia Sur colorway.
  5. A nice ribbed sock by Glenna C in Lorna’s Laces Solemate in the colorway Shorewood (55/30/15 merino, rayon, nylon blend)

Rants and Raves

Rave–Yolanda’s Tacos and Colorful Yarns

Rant-Food poisoning while you travel

Retail Therapy

  1. Meadow Craft Dyeworks (Yarn rehab?) in Rockshelter Sock base in Juke Joint colorway
  2. SPun Right Round in superwash sock base in blender colorway
  3. Dream in Color in the Jilly with Cashmere base in Day Lily colorway 
  4. Twisted Owl Fiber Studio in 2 ply sock base in Dancing Bears colorway
  5. Three Irish Girls–in Adorn Luxe base in Rocket Man colorway and Birds of a feather colorway

Thank you BostonJen (Jennifer Lassonde)–I won her instagram contest for a free copy of her new A World of Difference pattern. 

Deep Thoughts

Busy Bees and Hermitting

 

Episode 8: Perfectionism Is Probably Not a Dirty Word, Maybe

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Finished Objects

  1. Brickless by Martina Behm in Miss Babs Yowza Deep Sea Jellyfish

WIPS

  1. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  2. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson.
  3. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund. 

Languish Anguish

Fruit Loop sock by Kristi Geraci using Manos del Uruguay alegria in Rambia Sur

Rants and Raves

Rant-Science Fair and Arbitrariness

RAve–Rainy, cozy Sundays and Tea and podcasts

Deep Thoughts

Is perfection a dirty word?

 

Episode 7: Joy and the Journey

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Finished Objects (thrill of victory!!)

On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg

Disasters of Epic Proportion (agony of defeat)

Galder Socks by Mari-Liisa Varila

WIPS

  1. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  2. Brickless with Miss Babs Yowza in the Deep Sea Jellyfish  
  3. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson 
  4. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund.

Languish Anguish

Winter Wreath from purl Soho.  

Rants and Raves

Rant-Garbage Cans!

Rave-Lovely weather. I mentioned I’m reading Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Workshop. Note that there is a second edition published in 2014, which is the one I have.

Deep Thoughts

Joy and the Journey. I’m going to stop knitting patterns and colors that don’t give me joy. So much of this process that I revisit again and again centers around me trusting myself and my instincts instead of forging ahead because “they” say it’s the correct thing etc. This is the hamburger color cardi I mention which is the #294 Open Summer Cardigan by Knitting Pure and Simple

Also look into the #yarnlovechallenge over at instagram. It’s a lot of fun.

Episode 6: Nerd Alert

Episode 6

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Finished Objects

Nada

WIPS

  1. On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg
  2. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  3. Galder Socks by Mari-Liisa Varila  
  4. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson 

On Deck

1. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund.

Gauge discussion

2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden using my Tosh Merino Light in Stargazing 

3. Sockhead Slouch hat by Kelly McClure

4. Maybe a Brickless with Miss Babs Yowza in the Deep Sea Jellyfish

Languish Anguish

Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood.  

KAL

I mentioned a few episodes ago that I’d like to do a finish as many socks as you can kind of thing with points. But I have personally been overwhelmed at how many KALs are going all over the place–in some groups, multiples. So I have KAL fatigue. I’m going to wait and see how that feels in March and consider starting something then.

Sew What?

2 bags for knitting using the Great Granny Bag tutorial from Emmaline Bags blog. The first bag is featured at the top of this post and the other bag is this pretty yellow one: 

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Rants and Raves

Rant-Outdoor ice rinks when you’re a spectator and it’s ridiculously cold outside

Rave-A visit from my sewing mojo who has been sadly missing in action

Deep Thoughts

The fine line between crafting competition and bonding. I think.

 

 

Episode 5: Yarn Gluttony and Sausage Casing

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Finished Objects

  1. Pixelated pullover by Jennifer Beaumont. 
  2. PussyHat by Kat Coyle for the Pussy Hat Project. (Will do a second hat with this pattern: SuperCat Hat)

WIPS

  1. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson
  2. On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg: 
  3. Yarnia RPG MKAL on ravelry hosted by AetherFang. I mentioned a strandwork YouTube video by HyperactiveKnitting for a way to twist your yarn as you go so there are no floats 

Retail Therapy

  1. Cloudborn Fibers (Craftsy house yarn) Merino Alpaca base in Garnet Heather and Silver Heather
  2. Malabrigo Mecha in Paysandu 
  3. Lorna’s Laces Solemate in Shorewood and Singapore.
  4. And a grundle from Miss Babs:
    1. Miss Babs Tarte in Verrassing, Beautiful Dreamer, Green Machine, Nasturtiums, BFF, and Sweet Pea
    2. Miss Babs Hot Shot in Impatiens, Secret Kiss, and South Beach
    3. Miss Babs heartland in Peony
    4. Miss Babs Keira in Smurf and Turf
    5. Miss Babs Yowza in Deep Sea Jellyfish
  5. Gnomeacres House Gnome in Bertie Botts 

Rants and Raves

Languish Anguish

Myrna by Andi Satterlund: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/myrna-3

Verdict: Ribbit little froggy.

Deep Thoughts

Do body image issues stop us from making what we’d really like to make? Am I alone on this?

KAL

Quick note–since there are so many other KALs started this month, I’ve elected to wait until March or April to start mine.